England Sportsister's Team of the Year

The England Hockey women’s team’s fantastic year has been recognised by Sportsister magazine, which has named the team its Team of the Year. 

England women celebrate their bronze medal victory in the 2010 Samsung FIH Champions Trophy in Nottingham

A hectic summer schedule saw England play three major tournaments between July and October, resulting in an excellent haul of three bronze medals.  A first ever Champions Trophy medal in Nottingham was followed by another first medal, this time at the World Cup in Rosario, Argentina, where England beat Germany to the bronze.  And just last month in Delhi, the team stood on the third step of the podium after beating South Africa to claim its medal hat-trick.

Announcing the award winners, Sportsister stated:

The England hockey team won the Team of the Year award, following their three bronze medals at the Samsung Champions Trophy, the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games.  They have also crept up the rankings to number 5 in the world.

Highlights

Relive England's summer of success, watch highlights of the team's Champions Trophy bronze medal win, the World Cup bronze medal win and Commonwealth Games bronze medal win.

Awards Announcement

The full announcement from Sportsister can be seen below.  The lead page from the magazine's awards feature can be downloaded here.

Sportsister magazine announces its 2010 sports award winners
Sportsister, the heartbeat of female sport in the UK, has announced the winners of its coveted sports awards.

The winners were published in the November/December issue of the women’s sports magazine, which is out now and also online at sportsister.com.

Amy Williams scooped the top honour of Sportswomen of the Year following her gold medal at the Winter Olympics earlier this year.
Sportsister editor Louise Hudson said,“When it came to choosing our Sportswoman of the Year 2010 the decision in the Sportsister office was unanimous. It had been 30 years since Britain won an individual gold at the Winter Olympics, but history was made back in February when Amy Williams slid to victory in the bob skeleton.”

The England hockey team won the Team of the Year award, following their three bronze medals at the Samsung Champions Trophy, the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games.  They have also crept up the rankings to number 5 in the world.

17 year old Jade Jones was awarded the Rising Star accolade. The Welsh athlete made history when she became Britain’s first ever Youth Olympic gold medallist back in August in the sport of taekwondo.
Other winners included Nike in the Brand of the Year category, Shock Absorber in the Best New Product category and the Event of the Year was won by Macmillan Cancer Support Etape Caledonia.

Full list of winners:
Sportsister Sportswoman of the Year – Amy Williams
Sportsister Women’s Team Of The Year - England women’s hockey team
Sportsister Rising Star - Jade Jones
Sportsister Brand Of The Year – Nike
Sportsister Best New Product - Shock Absorber’s sport specific bra range
Sportsister Event Of The Year - Macmillan Cancer Support Etape Caledonia

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